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FILE - In this June 5, 1991 file photo, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell arrives at Epsom Racecourse. Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend will face a judge and at least one of her accusers by video at a hearing to determine whether she stays behind bars until trial on charges she recruited girls for the financier to sexually abuse a quarter-century before he killed himself in a Manhattan jail. The hearing Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Manhattan federal court was expected to feature a not guilty plea by Maxwell along with arguments over whether she'll flee if she's released. (Chris Ison/PA via AP, File)

Epstein associate to face accusers in video court appearance

Jul. 14, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend will face a judge and at least one of her accusers by video at a hearing to determine whether she stays behind bars until trial on charges she recruited girls for the financier to sexually abuse a quarter century before he killed himself in a...

FILE - This image released by Republic Records shows rapper Pop Smoke. Authorities believe the rising rapper, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting. Prosecutors say two men and two teens have been charged in the death of the rapper. Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement Monday, July 13, 2020, that Corey Walker and Keandre Rodgers were charged with a murder that occurred during the commission of a robbery and burglary. The two male teens were also charged with murder and robbery in juvenile court. (Tracy Awino/Republic Records via AP)

4 charged in Los Angeles death of rising rapper Pop Smoke

Jul. 13, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men and two teens have been charged in the death of rising rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February, the district attorney’s office said Monday. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement that Corey...

Man charged in federal court for Indian Country killing

Jul. 13, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man accused in the shotgun slaying of a Native American woman in Tulsa was charged with murder in federal court Monday in line with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Federal prosecutors charged James Michael Landry, 29, with first-degree murder for the killing of his girlfriend, a...

A sign for the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons is displayed at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Monday, July 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell has been transferred to New York to face charges she recruited women and girls for him to sexually abuse. The Bureau of Prisons confirmed that Maxwell was transferred Monday and is currently being held at the MDC. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Prosecutors: Epstein victim to speak at associate's hearing

Jul. 13, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One or more victims of Jeffrey Epstein will tell a judge Tuesday that his ex-girlfriend should be denied bail on charges that she recruited teenage girls for him to sexually abuse in the 1990s, prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutors made the revelation in court papers as they argued there is...

American actor Johnny Depp poses for the media as he arrives at the High Court in London, Monday, July 13, 2020.  Depp is expected to wrap up his evidence at his libel trial against a tabloid newspaper that accused him of abusing ex-wife Amber Heard. The Hollywood star is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a “wife-beater.”  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

In libel case, Depp says Heard hit him with 'haymaker' punch

Jul. 13, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of hitting him with a “haymaker” punch during an altercation near the end of their volatile marriage, as the star wrapped up testimony in his libel suit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of domestic abuse. Depp said the fight...

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Tim Keeton/Pool Photo via AP)

Boy, 12, arrested after Palace player Zaha gets racist posts

Jul. 12, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was arrested by police after Crystal Palace player Wilfried Zaha highlighted racist abuse he received ahead of Sunday's Premier League match at Aston Villa. The racist messages and images referenced the Ivory Coast international being Black and showed the Ku Klux Klan. They...

Kentucky man sent to prison for illegal gambling operation

Jul. 11, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison for operating an illegal gambling operation on the internet. The Daily News reports Douglas Booth was sentenced Wednesday in Bowling Green federal court after reaching a plea agreement on charges including...

FILE - In this Friday, June 12, 2020 file photo, a nurse uses a swab to perform a coronavirus test in Salt Lake City. On Friday, July 10, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that the nasal swab test commonly used for diagnosing COVID-19 involves obtaining a sample from a protective layer of cells known as the blood-brain barrier, which can result in inflammation of the brain. The swab goes so far back into the nose that it can be uncomfortable, even causing some people’s eyes to water. But it doesn't touch the area where blood vessels and the brain exchange important nutrients. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 10, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: The nasal swab test commonly used for to diagnose COVID-19 involves...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2000 file photo, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, driven by Britain's Prince Andrew leaves the wedding of a former girlfriend of the prince, Aurelia Cecil, at the Parish Church of St Michael in Compton Chamberlayne near Salisbury, England. The FBI said Thursday July 2, 2020, Ghislaine Maxwell, who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in New Hampshire. (Chris Ison/PA via AP, File)

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks jail release in Epstein abuse case

Jul. 10, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — British socialite and longtime Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell was made a scapegoat for the disgraced financier since he killed himself last summer while he was facing sex abuse charges, her lawyers said in court papers filed Friday seeking her release from jail while she awaits...

Ethiopia says 2 arrested in killing that sparked mass unrest

Jul. 10, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s attorney general says two people have been arrested and a third is on the run after the shooting death of a popular singer that set off days of deadly unrest. Attorney General Adanech Abebe in comments to state media Friday said the two had confessed, saying...